Update on Polio

Nice update on polio eradication efforts from Heidi Larson’s Vaccine Confidence Report: http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/is-the-big-switch-the-final-piece-in-the-polio-jigsaw/

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For future journal clubs

Improving the measurement of maternal mortality in Thailand using multiple data sources
Chandoevwit W, Phatchana P, Sirigomon K, Ieawsuwan K, Thungthong J, Ruangdej S
Population Health Metrics 2016, 14 :16 (4 May 2016)

http://pophealthmetrics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12963-016-0087-z

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S Few on expressing proportions

Always makes me think: http://www.perceptualedge.com/articles/visual_business_intelligence/expressing_proportions.pdf

Not sure I agree so much with this edition, but I like that he is taking on those goofy unit charts (and I missed the Unit Charts are for Kids essay the first time around http://www.perceptualedge.com/articles/visual_business_intelligence/unit_charts_are_for_kids.pdf )

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New reports of interest from NAP

Food Literacy: How Do Communications and Marketing Impact Consumer Knowledge, Skills, and Behavior? Workshop Summary
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/21897/food-literacy-how-do-communications-and-marketing-impact-consumer-knowledge

Applying an Implementation Science Approach to Genomic Medicine: Workshop Summary
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/23403/applying-an-implementation-science-approach-to-genomic-medicine-workshop-summary

Establishing an African Association for Health Professions Education and Research:
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/23485/establishing-an-african-association-for-health-professions-education-and-research

The Promises and Perils of Digital Strategies in Achieving Health Equity:
Workshop Summary
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/23439/the-promises-and-perils-of-digital-strategies-in-achieving-health-equity

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/23442/ending-discrimination-against-people-with-mental-and-substance-use-disorders

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Marie’s approach to BMI

Another one for the reading list:

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A novel method for estimating distributions of body mass index
Ng M, Liu P, Thomson B, Murray C
Population Health Metrics 2016, 14 :6 (12 March 2016)

http://pophealthmetrics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12963-016-0076-2

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NAP Report to Read

Metrics That Matter for Population Health Action: Workshop Summary
http://www.nap.edu/read/21899/chapter/1

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More for my CRVS reading list

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Causes of death in Vanuatu
Carter K, Tovu V, Langati J, Buttsworth M, Dingley L, Calo A, Harrison G, Rao C, Lopez A, Taylor R
Population Health Metrics 2016, 14 :7 (15 March 2016)

http://pophealthmetrics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12963-016-0074-4

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